Dharma talk given by Claudia Hansson at the Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group.
The initial core of Claudia Hansson’s training was the practices in “Wake up To Your Life,” Ken McLeod’s first book. Claudia’s work with Ken included training in the yogas of Niguma, yidam practice, mind training, Mahamudra (both the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu), the Six Arm Mahakala and many others. Claudia also completed Ken’s three year training program for teachers, and she continues to work with him as her teacher. Claudia was authorized to teach in 2005 and utilizes the same approach as her teachers in working with students, primarily one-on-one. The core of her teaching is based upon the series of practices known as Mahamudra in the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu traditions. Claudia also includes heavy emphasis on working with the patterns and habits which are creating suffering and blocking our experience of freedom and joy in our daily life. She accompanies these traditional teachings with movement work such as Qi Gong and certain simple energy practices.